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Culex tarsalis

Synonyms: Culex kelloggii; Culex willistoni

Wikipedia Abstract

Culex is a genus of mosquitoes, several species of which serve as vectors of one or more important diseases of birds, humans and other animals. The diseases they vector include arbovirus infections, West Nilevirus, filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and avian malaria. They occur worldwide except for the extreme northern parts of the temperate zone, and are the most common form of mosquito encountered in some major US cities such as New York.
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Hibernates [1]  Yes
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds
Diet [1]  Omnivore

Prey / Diet

Equus caballus (horse)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Ovis aries (sheep)[2]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[2]
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)[2]


Hyla squirella (Squirrel Treefrog)[2]


British Columbia to Mexico, Northwest Territories, e. Michigan, New Jersey andFla.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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